Class and space: social segregation in Japanese cities

Fielding, Tony (2004) Class and space: social segregation in Japanese cities. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 29 (1). pp. 64-84. ISSN 0020-2754

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It has become increasingly common to play down the `place stratification' of Japanese cities, and to emphasize their lack of social class segregation. Demonstrating that the Japanese city lacks a social geography in this respect conforms to, and serves to advance, the view that Japan has produced a capitalist form of development that avoids many of the inequalities and social ills characteristic of other advanced capitalist societies (e.g. no `inner city' problems). But do the social geographies of Japanese cities really conform to this picture of Japanese society? This issue is explored with the help of a new analysis of the occupational class geography of the city of Kyoto.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G0001 Geography (General)
Depositing User: Anthony James Fielding
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:22
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2012 09:07
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